Career management for UK food degree students at multiple institutes using an industry-developed professional competencies framework

WESTON, E.J.E., MILLMAN, Caroline, SETAREHNEJAD, A., BENNETT, E.J. and ORUNA-CONCHA, M.J. (2021). Career management for UK food degree students at multiple institutes using an industry-developed professional competencies framework. Journal of Food Science Education.

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    Abstract

    Recruitment of food science and technology graduates remains a priority for the UK food industry in the wake of skills shortages. As a result of the contemporary pressures faced by the food industry, it is essential that students applying for such roles are aware of and ready for management, leadership, and relevant professional competencies. This collaborative study uses the industry-informed established framework, namely, Competencies for Food Graduate Careers (CFGC) and assesses the integration of this resource into careers education for food-related programs of four higher education institutions: Cardiff Metropolitan University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Nottingham and University of Reading. Mixed method analysis was conducted with students prior to and on conclusion of the teaching sessions, including surveys and focus groups. Students confirmed that CFGC was informative and useful for preparing them for a graduate career in food science and technology. No single method of integration of CFGC was proposed; instead, intervention can be undertaken by a variety of approaches, suitable for the level of study and Institutional operation as outlined in the study.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 0908 Food Sciences; 1301 Education Systems; 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4329.12224
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 13:24
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2021 08:37
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28774

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